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Stroke risk factors also favor mental decline

Stroke risk factors also favor mental decline

Neurology , has shown that the greater the risk of a person suffering from a stroke, the more likely they are to suffer from mental decline. The analysis was led by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the United States. More than 23,000 people aged at least 45 years have been followed for four years. In this period, 1,907 of them presented cognitive impairment throughout the study. The results showed that risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, advanced age and cardiovascular disease, were also indicative of a greater propensity for cognitive impairment. Thus, with each increase of 10 millimeters in systolic blood pressure , the risk of mental decline increased by 4%. In addition, every decade, the risk of mental decline doubled, a result similar to the likelihood of having a stroke. According to the researchers, the finding is a warning for people to do periodic examinations to make the diagnosis possible and early treatment of high blood pressure, a fundamental maintenance for preserving the brain. Passive smoking also impairs mental health

Exposure to cigarette smoke may increase the risk of a psychiatric illness, even among those who do not smoke , according to a study by the University College London

in the United Kingdom.

Evaluating the levels of cotinine in saliva, the substance of exposure to smoking, of 5,500 nonsmokers and 2,7 thousand smokers with no history of mental illness, experts found that increased exposure to cigarettes was associated with a 50% greater chance of reporting psychological distress. The risks of developing, in the future, psychological illness also increased due to increased exposure to cigarettes, whether direct or indirect.

The researchers said that with the breakthroughs in smoking cessation laws in public places, exposure to secondhand smoke at home is booming. And the new study, published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, indicates that, in addition to the poor physical effects of smoking in the body, there should be greater concern about the mental health of those who live with smokers.


My eardrum pierced, and now?

My eardrum pierced, and now?

Before we talk about perforated eardrum it is important to explain how this process works. The eardrum membrane is a shield that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. The middle ear is an air filled cavity that contains the ossicles of hearing. The sound is picked up by the vibration of the tympanic membrane, which causes the ossicles to move.

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Health plans will include new procedures from 2018

Health plans will include new procedures from 2018

The National Agency of Supplementary Health (ANS) on Tuesday (07) that in January 2018 will enter into force the new mandatory minimum coverage of health insurance. The Normative Resolution with the update of the Role of Procedures and Events in Health, which is the minimum list of procedures that health plans are required to offer to beneficiaries, will be published on Wednesday (8/11) in the Official Gazette of the Union In this process, the inclusion of 18 new procedures, such as exams, therapies and surgeries that serve different specialties, will be included, the expansion of coverage for seven other procedures, including oral cancer drugs.

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